Temporal interpretation

The first step in phonetic interpretation of a prosodic structure, is to assign a temporal interpretation to each node in the structure. This is done by specifying rules for:
Across syllables, a left-to-right model is used: Within syllables, a coproduction model is used: In the coproduction model the following rules apply:


   Nu => 600.
   E => 250.
   F => 200.
   On + Ri => 200.
   A + B => -80.
   E + F => 120.
Analysis Temporal interpretation

Note: these rules are overly simplistic: normally, rules for duration and overlap make use of feature values encoded on a constituent; also, we don't normally use the category labels A, B, C, D, E and F.

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Arthur Dirksen / adirksen@prl.philips.nl / January 1995